ARCHIVED - Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences - For the period ending March 31, 2012

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As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences  , this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act   or the Privacy Act  .

Travel by public servants includes visits to Aboriginal and Northern communities for the purpose of negotiations, inspections and monitoring of construction projects, as well as travel for internal meetings for planning and staff development.

Travel by non-public servants includes the travel by individuals participating in the adjudication of claims under the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and for events organized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of AANDC are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for
the year ending
March 31, 2012
Expenditures for
the year ending
March 31, 2011
Variance
                                                                   (in thousands of dollars)
Travel:      
  Travel - Public Servants 23,982 28,233 (4,251)
  Travel - Non-Public Servants 6,100 6,681 (581)
Total Travel 30,082 34,914 (4,832)
Hospitality 731 929 (198)
Conference Fees 482 463 19
Total 31,295 36,306 (5,011)

By setting a cost savings target, through close monitoring of expenditures against this target, and by maximizing the use of technology, such as teleconferencing and videoconferencing, AANDC was able to reduce total travel expenditures by $4,832,000 from the prior year.

Approval by Senior Officials

Approved, in accordance with the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences:

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Michael Wernick
Deputy Minister
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Susan MacGowan, CMA
Chief Financial Officer

Gatineau, Canada
August 24, 2012

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